Paisley Tunic and Flares: Waiste Vintage
Bag: Cactus Leather Camden*
‘Albany’ Cap: Brixton*

Photography: Fordtography

Ah, new year, new me and all that. Not quite, well kind of. Surely you should be trying to better yourself as a person 365 days of the year? Anyway, I’m not one to make resolutions, one because I never manage to ever keep them and two, I write them down and end up losing them anyway.

But one thing I do want to do this year though is really push myself with blogging and writing. With opening my vintage shop last year, I’ve found it so hard to find the balance between the two, and my blog to a back seat. Honestly it is so much HARD WORK to open your own shop, more than I envisioned to be honest, I knew it wouldn’t be easy but it’s been incredibly stressful and successful in equal measures. Especially when you can’t afford to employ anyone to start with and you’re working 16 days in a row, and it’s even harder when you struggle and do need someone but it’s your baby and you find it hard to let someone else take control.

 I have definitely come to realise I am not a people person(!) and it’s not as creative as I thought it would be to have a shop, I much prefer shooting and styling (and blogging) so this year I am going to take a step back from being on the shop floor and focus my energy on blogging and my vintage website instead. I want to give this blog a complete over haul, with the design and posts, and create some really great content, sometimes I really struggle with coming up for ideas for blog posts and content, so if you want to see anything on here, please let me know in the comments below!



Dress: Ilk+Ernie*
Jacket: Waiste Vintage

Photographer: Anna Felicia Photography

It feels so weird writing a blog post for the first time in months. I don’t know where to start. So much has happened that unfortunately I had to stop blogging for a while, I’ve just got so much going on. We’re now in the process of buying the shop myself and my boyfriend started as a little pop up in Feb, and we got a puppy! Plus keeping up with my ASOS work and my website, and basically life just got too hectic, and has flown by.

But I woke up today with the intention of getting into blogging again, and I’m forcing myself to do it, cup of tea in hand. Just realised these were shot a while back too! Time management is clearly not one of my key skills. These are part of a three part series working with a new photographer I found in Brighton called Anna Felicia who is absolutely lovely and totally got my vibe. I’m always looking for new photographers so if anyone is interested in shooting let me know!

These were taken in the cutest cafe near Preston Park called Cafe Rust, (which make the best chai lattes FYI) by the lovely Anna Felicia. I’m wearing the perfect dress for this Autumn, HELLO velvet and embroidery, my two favourite things! Made by my babe Jess who runs Ilk and Ernie, which will be stocked in our vintage shop in Brighton this week too, exciting! Lots of velvet, lace and fringe, dreamy.


Well, where do I begin reviewing the Secret Yoga Club Trassierra retreat? Honestly this retreat could not have come at a better time for me. 

A couple of weekends ago I was invited to take part in the Secret Yoga Clubs Trassiera Villa intimate yoga retreat. SYC was founded by Gabrielle Hales and the retreat hosted by Amber Scott in Spain, focusing on a weekend full of yoga, meditation, relaxation, guided hikes and Mediterranean food, intentionally created to focus on individual attention for each guest. Of course I jumped at the chance. Despite being slightly nervous of being a beginner to yoga myself (my mum is a yoga teacher but I’ve not had many lessons myself) I was determined to get out of my comfort zone and give it a try.

After getting the plane all by ,myself (another first and I really liked it, I love airports) I arrived at Seville to be greeted by the other lovely ladies who would be joining the retreat. It was a real mixture of fascinating and inspiring women whom i got to know all about over the weekend.

We arrived at the stunning Trassiera Villa around nightfall, and after being led to my stunning bedroom see below, when can I move in? We were straight into out first yoga class, a decompression practice, which is not as scary as it sounds, led by Amber Scott and it was a lovely introduction into the couple of days of yoga that followed ahead. We focused on stretching out our bodies, guided by Ambers softly spoken and calming manor, I felt the tension that had been built up over the past few weeks beginning to be relived already. 

After our practice a stunning feast of fresh  Mediterranean food was served, and we all got to relax and get to know one another a little better. 

The location of the retreat suited it perfectly, the Trassiera Villa was breathtaking, both at night and in the day, it really was like staying in a fairytale. I went to bed that night exhausted but relaxed, and had one of the best nights sleep I’ve had in ages.

On Friday morning, terrified of over sleeping and missing the first yoga class at 8:30 I set about five alarms (anyone who knows me knows I am late for absolutely everything) and my nerves were starting to get the better of me over taking part in the first yoga class, thinking that everyone would be looking at me knowing I didn’t know what I was doing. I needn’t have worried, the retreat was aimed at all levels of yoga, whether be a beginner or an expert, and I couldn’t have wished for a better teacher in Amber. Both Amber and Gabrielle helped guide anyone who needed a hand, and i definitely did plenty of times, and it was such calming experience to be in the yoga studio with her. After a leisurely breakfast we set off on our first hike of the weekend, with the weather being slightly cooler it was the perfect setting for a breathtaking walk around the acres of land surrounding the villa, finishing off with a picnic on the hill.  I then indulged in a massage, kindly provided through the Trassiera, I haven’t had one in years!

To be continued…


Top: Vintage
‘Roadie’ Bellbottoms: Pylo

Photography: Hannah Mae Clark

It’s that time of the year again when the leaves change colour, the days get colder, the nights get longer. It’s all change. Change can be a good thing and a bad thing depending on how you look at it. But always look towards the positives because everything happens for a reason, and it’ll all work out in the end.


Lover Jumpsuit: Nine lives Bazaar*
Boots: Toga Pulla
Jewellery: All over the place

Photography: Eliza Moore

Another blog post I shot in LA and forgot to post, whoops. I’m literally the most forgetful person ever, I forget I even have a blog half the time. How dreamy is the psychedelic 70s style playsuit though? I’m a massive fan of Nine Lives Bazaar and their incredible new collection is all the right vibes for me.


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